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|West is a sociopath and possible solipsist.||He displayed many characteristics of a sociopath b the way he watched people in Flying Blind.||+ He refers to himself as a breed apart from humanity. While others with abilities try to retain their humanity, characters like West and Sylar revel in their separateness and superiority.|
+ His observations on the two types of humans (robots and aliens) are snide. West probably doesn't have much love for humans. His disgust does not originate from injustice (like being picked on), but because he sees himself as superior.
+ He has also demonstrated obsessive tendencies, in stalking and spying on Claire.
|West knew about Claire's powers before seeing her cut off her toe.||West left a copy of Activating Evolution at Claire's house after seeing her cut off her toe. (Lizards)||+ If West were "stalking" Claire out of mere lust or romantic interest, he would have no reason to carry Activating Evolution with him.|
- He may carry the book around because he is reading it to study his own ability.
|West will become a villain.||West uses his and Claire's powers to play a prank on Debbie and get her suspended. (The Line)||+ West has shown he is willing to use his powers for petty and even harmful goals. This sets him apart from characters who use their powers for harmless or unselfish purposes.|
+ In the episode commentary for The Line, the writers explain that West views his powers as making him separate from and above humanity (in the scene where he tells Claire that he doesn't really care what his parents think, because he can fly). The belief that superpowered people are superior to normal people is a common theme for comic book villains.
+ In the episode commentary for The Line, the writers describe Claire's participation in West's scheme as ultimately self-destructive for Claire.
- In an interview on G4 TV, when asked if West was a potential villain, Jack Coleman mentions that many fans are jumping to conclusions regarding West's character.
|West is the son of Adam Monroe.||None||- Adam said that he was locked up for the last 30 years.|
- West shows disdain for his parents because he has powers, implying that his parents don't.
• This would be "inverse" power heredity compared to Claire. West would be the flying son of a regenerative man, while Claire would be the regenerative daughter of a flying man.
+ The names "Adam" and "West" combine to form the name of an actor famous for playing Batman on TV - a sly comic book reference?
|Everything bad that happened in Season Three was West's fault.||If he hadn't have forced his way into Claire's life, he wouldn't have talked her into playing that prank on Debbie Marshall, the Company wouldn't have found out where Claire was, they wouldn't have taken her blood, Sylar wouldn't have taken the blood from Mohinder. He wouldn't have taken Claire's ability to get his ability back, he wouldn't have gone to the company, he wouldn't have attacked Elle, and the Level 5 inmates would not have been released.||+ The only reason the company found out where Claire was is because of the newspaper article about Debbie Marshall.|
|See Also: 9 • Red • Time travel • West Rosen|